Steve Crossman replied to the topic 'Issues or general comments of the new Raspbian Based Stellarmate 1.5.0' in the forum. 20 hours 42 minutes ago

maxthebuilder wrote: It's on my home network.
RPI's wire-connected to my router (through a hub). I assigned a fixed IP for SM - like 192.168.0.121.
All network settings - default.
I never had issues with the wired connection.
I did have issues with WiFi (RPI4. RPI3 was fine) but now it's also good (as of 1.5.0. Again, everything is default).
In the field I use a 10" HDMI monitor and USB mouse/keyboard. No network. <-- really like this setup.

pug916 wrote: Hey with your ethernet connection to the PC, how did you have that configured? Was the Windows PC a DHCP server for the Stellarmate?



I am going back to this as it is so much easier to focus without the delay inherit in using wifi or the iOS app. I've been hesitant about it as some ground loop condition blew out the HDMI port in my RPi3 when the battery ran out and i plugged in the 12vdc connector to the monitor and it sparked, no more video :( I will just me more careful about applying external power to the monitor while and ensure my batteries are charged.

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Steve Crossman replied to the topic 'USB 3.0 ports on Pi4-4GB' in the forum. yesterday

I've used my USB 3 ASI533MC camera and a USB3 hub without any issues on RPi4. I've connected the USB 2 devices directly to the RPi4, to the ASI camera ports and to the hub. I've disconnected them completely and plugged them back in, never a problem except for the AVX cable connecting to a USB / Serial Prolithic adapter, unplugging it requires a reboot to get it going again.

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Steve Crossman replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 4 days ago

El Corazon wrote:

stash wrote:

El Corazon wrote:
Correct, you use the SD card only to start up the Pi4, and point to the SSD, but the entire system files are on the SSD, so any system file swapping and file downloads now goes through USB3 and the SSD, not through the SD card bottleneck. MUCH faster, plus you can now also use a swap file on the SSD. I need that on occasion when using FITS viewer at high magnification during the run to inspect the quality of my guiding. That can max out your memory and crash the machine otherwise.

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This explains my crashes as I have been doing the same thing, inspecting the subs by zooming in and often it would stall for up to one minute and recover or Kstars simply crashes.



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Steve Crossman replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 6 days ago

My D7500 DSLR had higher resolution than the 533MC does, 22MP vs. 9MP and it routinely gave 15fps or higher, even on the RPi3. Makes focusing difficult a 2FPS, especially with the amount of lag. I don't think 2FPS is normal for a USB3 device and the 120mm is USB2. I am using the USB2 hub built-in to the 533 and maybe those connections are slowing the rest of it down. I think I will put the mount direct to USB2 on the RPi4.

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Steve Crossman replied to the topic 'Frustration !!!!' in the forum. 6 days ago

El Corazon - What kind of frame rates to you get with RPi4 and a ZWO USB 3 camera in video mode, in the CCD Section?

The new ASI533MC fails to get even 2 FPS. and downloading an image takes just under 3 seconds. Something is amiss as it is much slower than the ASI120mm mini where I can get 20FPS

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El Corazon - see if any of your devices have 8bit / 16bit drivers and try the 8bit settings. I had to do this with the ASI120mm mini, not sure if that is the same as your 120mm-S.

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Steve Crossman replied to the topic 'Crash to Desktop when attempting "Load and Slew"' in the forum. 7 days ago

Sounds similar to the problem I was having with my ASI120mm-mini guide camera. Everything worked fine indoors, would run for hours but when I plate-solved it wall came tumbling down.

The solution was to change the camera for 16bit to 8bit in the INDI control panel. Once that was done, it worked as expected.

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I have had a couple disconnects when running wifi but cannot recall that I did with direct ethernet. There are a lot of wifi devices here in my office, so who knows the cause might be interference. I might try Teamviewer, assuming my older license will work with it and see if it works any better than VNC.

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Pierre, were the button in an inactive state or did they just not respond to your click? Are you using VNC?

I have noted an issue with VNC where it will not respond to clicks properly and I have had to hold down the control key to get it to respond to the click. This occurs on my Mac, using Safari and Chrome browsers. If I click to another application and back on the browser, the clicks on the button respond as expected.

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Jasem has been very responsive to all my inquires and questions. I would use the StellarMate.com support section for your questions to him.

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